The latest FIFA Rankings released on Thursday indicate Uganda Cranes is 73rd and the best in the entire CECAFA region.
The Rankings put Uganda on 488 points after two results played this month.
Uganda Cranes lost 1-0 to Zambia in the international friendly to Zambia and won by the same margin in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Congo Brazzaville.
Kenya closely follows on 89th, Burundi is 133rd, Sudan is 140th, Rwanda at 101st, Sudan climbs 10 places to 140th, Tanzania (160th) and South Sudan also drops by two places to 169th.
Uganda’s 2017 AFCON opponents:
Egypt is 36th (719 points), Ghana Black Stars fall to 53rd with 611 points and Mali is 61st (569 points).
The next FIFA Rankings will be released on 22nd December 2016.